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Samsung Clarifies U.S. Release Date For Ice Cream Sandwich

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Samsung Clarifies U.S. Release Date For Ice Cream Sandwich
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This morning we reported that Samsung had announced that it was beginning to roll out upgrades to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to customers with the Galaxy S II smartphone.

Samsung announced that the update would be available in Korea and several European countries today. A release in the UK is scheduled for March 19th, pending carrier testing and approval. There was no information in the announcement about the release of Ice Cream Sandwich on Galaxy S II phones in the US.

As part of this morning’s story, a request for more information was sent to Samsung. They had not replied by the time the story ran, however a Samsung representative sent the following statement just a few minutes ago:

Samsung is in close communication with both Google and our carrier partners to upgrade eligible devices to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich as quickly and as smoothly as possible. Specific models that are upgradable to ICS will vary by market. Other specifics for the ICS upgrade in the U.S. have not been announced.

So there you have. It looks like US Samsung customers will have to wait a bit longer for the update. While it is undoubtedly in Samsung’s best interest to get Ice Cream Sandwich to its devices in the US market as quickly as possible, there doesn’t seem to be any timeline for doing so.

Samsung Clarifies U.S. Release Date For Ice Cream Sandwich
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  • devon dg

    Get your Sh t together and or I’m going to the IPhone

    • Taylor

      Oh shutup you idiot… “Oh no I don’t get a software upgrade wahhh, this warrants getting a new phone”… GTFO

    • Chris

      Iphones are ok but android is so much better owned the 4s then went back to my beloved android dont regret my choice at all screw u apple and up yours i tunes

  • John C

    OH NO, my 4.0 update is running late OMG, i just got my NOTE with AT&T but this is pissing me off and im going to throw away my phone and buy an iPhone cause they are so much better……….. BLAH BLAH BLAH

    iPhone = what you see is what you get so GTFO.

    Little kids always screaming about some update being late, now lets say they rushed it out, OMFG now these kids are screaming cause they rushed it and it has bugs………….. SMH……… GROW UP OR DONT USE A CELL PHONE MORON.

  • platypus

    Can’t wait for it to get to US! Just got my s2 today.

  • Steven

    Can’t wait for the release. I estimate the release by the end of April or beginning of May 2012.

    Hopefully I’m not to far off.

  • yuppers

    I’m in the US… plugged in my phone to my laptop, booted up kies… and i got my update to ICS :D

    PDA:LPD / PHONE:LPW / CSC:LP2 (XEF)

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